Bulova 1942 Eleanor

Submitted by Kathy L. on March 23, 2018 - 9:05pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case Manufacturer
Crystal Details
domed square
Additional Information

This is a 1942 14K rose rolled gold plate bezel with a stainless steel back.  I think it might be the Eleanor from the ad I attached. 

I have been trying to find something from the early 1940s in rose gold and I am pretty happy with this one.   I have ordered a vintage cord band with rose gold clasp to bring it back to a more original state.  Thank you for any help. 

1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Posted March 23, 2018 - 9:11pm

1941/1942 Ad

Posted March 23, 2018 - 9:49pm

I believe Eleanor has arrived!. Welcome to the party! Feel free to mingle with the other guests, but be advised; you may want to avoid the Directors and Dictators..........

It's interesting that this watch with a metal band in yellow gold appears to become "Diana".

Kathy L.
Posted March 23, 2018 - 11:00pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Thank you.  Now seeing your close up I think so.  Mine has the triangle on the lug just like that.  Yes interesting that they would change the name for the yellow gold version.  

Posted March 24, 2018 - 6:56am

1942 Bulova Eleanor she is. Do you have a photo of the back serial number you can add. I'd like to determine if it is in fact a C or a mistruck 0, which was very common.

Kathy L.
Posted March 24, 2018 - 10:46am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

It looks like a C to me but I did have to look at it under a magnifying glass to read it.  

Geoff Baker
Posted March 24, 2018 - 7:20am

Very nice,

1942 Bulova Eleanor

Posted March 24, 2018 - 7:45am

Good ad match, I agree with the Eleanor model name.

Kathy L.
Posted March 24, 2018 - 10:53am

In reply to by Andersok

Thank you!  I am really appreicate all the ads this group has put the time into collecting and the Panel Member's time in reviewing watches.  

Reverend Rob
Posted March 24, 2018 - 11:35am

Eleanor she is.